Le Aksalo - The Letters of the Alphabet


The first step in learning Angos is learning le aksalo, the letters of the alphabet. There are 21 letters in total: 5 vowels and 16 consonants. Below is a table with each letter. Next to the letter is its International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbol and the closest example sound in GA English.

A[a]father
E[ɛ]bed
I[i]eat
O[o]oval
U[u]food

B[b]boy
C
[]
chew
D[d]dog
F[f]fire
G[g]go
H[h]house
Y[j]young
K[k]kite
M[m]mouse
N[n]nose
P[p]party
L[l], [ɾ]*, [r]*let / red

S[s]snail
T[t]toy
V[v]vowel
W[w]wave

*= acceptable allophone

The names of the consonants end in "e": (be, ce, de, fe, ge...)



Introductory Phrases

Here are some common phrases. Practice pronouncing them using the alphabet chart as a guide. All words in Angos are completely phonetic; they are pronounced exactly as they are spelled. The stress of a word is always on the penultimate (second-to-last) syllable.

Anya
Hello/Goodbye
Ti namos ko?
What is your name?
Wi namos...
My name is...
Ce to kali?
Are you well? (How are you?)
Kali
Good
Istinu kali
Very good
Nae kali
Not good
Se
Yes
Nae
No
Lotane
Please
Milo / Wo mila
Thank You
More common phrases can be found in Le Vem-Bukos located on the side-menu.


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